Heart Health e-News: September 2016 - Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Best for One's Heart

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Dr. Caren and Dr. Urman's Heart Health

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# 1 Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program in Los Angeles
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Health News

Mediterranean Diet Shows Its Protective Powers in Heart Patients
Those who ate more produce, fish, olive oil were less likely to die during study period

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 New research suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet may prolong the lives of heart patients.

"Adherence to the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of overall mortality, not only in the general p... » Read the full article

Over 64? Want to Cut Your Heart Disease Risk? Try Exercise
Finnish study finds even moderate exercise lowers odds of early death

MONDAY, Aug. 29, 2016 Ride a bike, take a swim, walk your dog: New research shows even a "moderate" amount of exercise each week drastically reduces the odds a person aged 65 or older will die from heart disease.

The be... » Read the full article

Serious Heart Problem a Family Matter
If a relative has had an aortic dissection, you could too, study says

THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 A potentially deadly heart problem can run in families and occur at similar ages, a new study suggests.

An aortic dissection is a sudden tear in one of the body's main arteries. "Family history i... » Read the full article

Stress May Take Greatest Toll on Younger Women's Hearts: Study
Female heart disease patients under 50 were 4 times more likely than male peers to show effects, study found

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 Stress may be especially hard on the hearts of younger women who have heart disease, new research suggests.

Researchers gave nearly 700 men and women with heart disease a mentally stressful pub... » Read the full article

'Business Diet' a Bad Deal for the Heart
Unhealthy eating on the road linked with early signs of artery clogging, study says

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 The typical "social business diet" -- heavy on red meats, sweet drinks, processed snacks and booze -- takes a toll on the heart, a new study finds.

In the go-go world of business meetings and nonst... » Read the full article

How Long Will You Live? Look to Your Parents
Lower risk of dying from heart disease if mom and dad lived past 70, study suggests

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 Children of long-lived parents are less likely than others to die from heart disease in their 70s, new British research suggests.

"We found that for each parent that lived beyond 70 years of age, t... » Read the full article

Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Hardened Arteries
Here's what you can do

Plaque that builds up in arteries reduces blood flow and makes arteries more rigid -- a condition known as atherosclerosis.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute suggests these preventive tips:

A... » Read the full article

Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?
High levels of physical activity linked to lower risk for two cancers, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 Getting lots of exercise may reduce your risk for five common diseases, a new report suggests.

Researchers analyzed 174 studies published between 1980 and 2016, and foun... » Read the full article

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September 02, 2016

Stay In Touch


Heart Attack Before 50 Ups Early Death Risk
But healthy living can improve those odds, experts say
Study Bolsters Role of Angioplasty, Stents in Heart-Attack Survival
Aggressive interventions play big part in improvements after even 'mild' attacks, U.K. report says
Ditch Your Car, Ride Your Bike and Check Your Scale
European study finds people who mostly use bikes to get around weigh less
Fidget Your Way to a Healthier Heart
Tapping toes, other movement when sitting for long periods may help benefit blood vessels, study suggests
10 Easy Ways to Build Activity Into Your Workday Routine
Sitting at your desk all day increases your risk for heart attack, stroke and even death
Health Tip: Boost Your Health With Exercise
Some probable benefits
But--Exercise Not an 'Antidote' to Too Much Sitting, Heart Experts Say
It's not enough to move to boost health, you have to sit less
Exercise and Heart Health
Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer
While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds
Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food
Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines
Medicare Requires Some Patients Having Heart Procedures to See a Second Doctor
Impartial medical counseling before surgery helps patients make decisions about their own care, leading to more satisfaction (Wall Street Journal)
Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet May Help Treat Gout
DASH eating plan brings blood pressure down, and seems to relieve inflammatory joint problem
Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk
Researcher says study highlights a connection between the gut and the cardiovascular system
Adult-Onset Asthma Might Raise Heart Risks
But shared risk factors, such as air pollution, might explain the connection, researchers say
Health Tip: Pack Your Pantry With Heart-Healthy Staples
Here's what to include
Eat To Your Heart's Content
Common sense guidance to heart healthy diets
Heart Health May Hinge on Easy Access to Fresh Food
Lack of dietary choices tied to early signs of heart disease
Health Tip: Eating Healthy on a Family Trip
Suggestions for vacation
Friendships Matter if You Want to Lose Weight
Study found overweight people more likely to shed pounds if they spend time with thin friends
Learn more about aortic aneurysms and dissections
People With Implanted Defibrillators at Higher Car Accident Risk
Danish study finds 51 percent greater odds, but absolute risk of a crash remains low
Women and Heart Disease
Top ways women can reduce their heart disease risk
Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Heart Attacks, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine
A Test To Help Determine Your Risk of Heart Attack
CardioHealth, a 5 minute non-invasive test can help us tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries. Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke?
Blood Test Might Someday Predict Your Stroke Risk
People with high levels of certain 'biomarkers' had significantly higher odds for an attack, study found
U.S. Kids Don't Make the Grade on Heart Health
Most don't eat right or get enough exercise, and the American Heart Association warns of problems ahead
Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay
Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease in addition to managing heart disease risks
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